Mums have a point about work
The Australian - Michael Davis - May 05, 2008

The Treasurer's emphasis on working mothers has angered the Australian Family Association, which claims he is discriminating against stay-at-home mothers...

Tax cuts to help working mums
Sydney Morning Herald - Kerry-Anne Walsh - May 4, 2008

Lifting personal income tax thresholds, increasing the low-income tax offset and boosting the child-care cash rebate to 50 per cent will become lures for...

A children's tale: state hike to gobble feds' aid
The Age - Deborah Gough - May 4, 2008

VICTORIAN parents have been urged to budget for further rises in child-care costs despite the Federal Government's pledge this week to bump up the rebate to...

Middle class wins as Labor boosts child-care rebate
The Age - Misha Schubert - May 3, 2008

MIDDLE-CLASS families will be the biggest winners from Labor's budget boost to the child-care rebate, netting up to $2500 annually in extra funds to help...

Baby bonus means test matter of wait and see
The Age - Michelle Grattan and Misha Schubert - May 3, 2008

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has let speculation run about a means test on the baby bonus, although restricting it would flout earlier undertakings that...

Working families a cast of many minds
The Australian - Paul Maley - May 03, 2008

"If you're on median income, $50000 to $60000 a year, you're looking at putting your kids into childcare and dealing with their childcare costs," he said...

Key ABC executive to step down
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - May 02, 2008

Executive Martin Kemp was the head of operations at ABC's Australian and New Zealand arm, which recently revealed earnings weakness and occupancy...

Day care helps ward off cancer, study finds
Sydney Morning Herald - Kate Benson - April 30, 2008

CHILDREN who attend day-care centres or playgroups have a 30 per cent less chance of developing a life-threatening cancer, a study has found...

Mothers at mercy of interest rates
Melbourne Herald Sun - Fay Burstin and Natalie Tkaczuk Sikora - April 29, 2008

ALMOST half of Australian women aged 25-40 said they couldn't afford their mortgage repayments if they took time off to have a baby....

Childcare King admits he took his eye off the ball
Melbourne Herald Sun - Liam Walsh and AAP - April 28, 2008

ABC chief executive officer Eddy Groves yesterday also told Inside Business that the slippage had occurred while he had been focusing on the operations of the US arm...

Soap as good as disinfectanct
ScienceAlert - April 28, 2008

A recent study carried out by Swinburne’s Faculty of Life and Social Sciences has dispelled myths about the need for daily use of chemical disinfectants in childcare centres...

Childcare windfall for dual-income families
NEWS.com.au - Ben Packham - April 26, 2008

While spending will be slashed in other areas, new tax cuts and childcare rebates will deliver sizeable relief to dual-income families...

PM gets tough to protect children
The Australian - Imre Salusinszky - April 26, 2008

THE Rudd Government is about to launch a major takeover of child protection, leveraging its control of family assistance and childcare to intervene earlier...

Eddy Groves 'should resign'
NEWS.com.au - Rhys Haynes - April 24, 2008

ABC Learning lost its market appeal yesterday, with investors selling off shares and a call for founder Eddy Groves to resign...

Leave accounts: win-win solution to child care
ABC Online - Jo-anne Schofield - April 23, 2008

Child care and family payments are critical in influencing whether women return to work after childbirth...